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The Chemistry and Biology of Natural Products Symposium XII

CBNP is an annual two-day symposium for postgraduate students, PDRAs and young academics but also open to any academic/industrialist working in any areas of natural product chemistry and biology.

**************** Updates for CBNP12 ****************

15th June 2018: Registration now CLOSED.

14th May 2018: Draft programme published.

4th May 2018: Oral abstract submission is now closed - Draft programme to follow!

10th April 2018: All free accomodation allocated to delegates. People can still book accomodation on- or off-campus at own expense.

8th January 2018: Registration open - Submission of poster & oral presentations.

30th November 2017: Date and venue for CBNP12 relased!

Thursday 28th and Friday 29th June 2018

University of Warwick, Zeeman Building, MS0.01


Please join us for our twelfth annual meeting exploring the chemistry and biology of natural products covering subjects from synthetic chemistry to microbial genetics.

This meeting is sponsored by NPRONET (Natural Products Discovery and Bioengineering Network) and BIOCATNET (Network in biocatalyst discovery, development and scale up), two BBSRC NIBBs, and registration is FREE for all participants. Two lunches, a wine reception/dinner and prizes for the best talks and posters are all included.

The 2018 CBNP12 event programme will be published on this page in due course.

For enquires please contact:

Matthew Jenner (m dot jenner at warwick dot ac dot uk) or Fabrizio Alberti (f dot alberti at warwick dot ac dot uk).

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Instructions for Registration

Registration to the CBNP12 is officially open from Monday 8th January 2018.

  1. Please first join the NPRONET and/or the BIOCATNET networks (both free of charge) by following the two links on the right hand side of this page. For the box "Expected Contribution to NPRONET/BIOCATNET" you can indicate "attending NPRONET/BIOCATNET events".
  2. Submit your Registration Form to the Symposium by following the link on the right hand side of this page.


  • If you would like to give a talk please register online by Friday 4th May 2018.
  • If you would like to present a poster please register online and submit your poster title by Friday 15th June 2018.
  • General Registration Deadline: Friday 15th June 2018.

Poster guidelines

  • Please submit poster titles by Friday 15th June 2018.

  • Posters presented should be in portrait orientation and size A0.



  • On Campus accommodation will be offered free of charge to attendees who are members of either of the two networks that are sponsoring the event. Accommodation is limited, and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Please express your interest in having a room booked for you when filling in your registration form. The rooms will be provided at our Arden and Radcliffe sites:
  • In case you would like to book your own accommodation, local alternatives approximately 10/15 min drive away can be found here 
  • There are excellent regular public transport links between the town of Kenilworth and Coventry

Some suggestions:

Kenilworth: Holiday Inn, Kenilworth , The Old Bakery Additional B&Bs and hotels can be found here:

Coventry: Premier Inn Coventry City Centre

Car Parking

If you've reserved on campus accommodation, then you'll be able to park at your accommodation site, free of charge.

If you are not booking on campus accommodation, then you can reserve your parking space through us. To do so, please contact Fabrizio Alberti (f dot alberti at warwick dot ac dot uk) no later than Friday the 22th June saying you would like to reserve a parking space for the duration of the event, including in your email the following details:

  • Date and approximate time of arrival, date and approximate time of departure
  • Car make and model
  • Registration number

On your arrival you will be able to find a reserved space with your name at either of the top two floors of car park 7. Despite being able to reserve a space for you, you will still need to to pay and display a ticket for the whole duration of your stay. More information, including campus map and fares for the car park for visitors can be found here: Parking on Campus.





then complete your

Registration Form


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